Virtus.pro knock 5POWER out; to face HellRaisers in Group A decider

Virtus.pro beat 5POWER 2-0 at IEM Shanghai, 16-14 on Inferno and 19-15 on Cache, and will go on to play HellRaisers in the Group A decider match.

The first map of the series between Virtus.pro and 5POWER kicked off on Inferno, the Asian side’s pick, although it was the Poles who took the pistol round after stopping an A side push from the Terrorists.

Once again, Virtus.pro stopped an A push, but this time in the first gun round to take a 4-0 lead which was followed up with a clean anti-eco. 5POWER were then able to get on the board with two rounds in a row, but Virtus.pro won their last proper buy before having to go on eco to keep the economic game in their favor, making the scoreboard show 6-2.

From there on out it was all Virtus.pro, who time and time again were able to read 5POWER and stop their aggression allowing the Asian team to plant only 2 times on the whole side. The Poles won every round but the last one, making it a 12-3 half. Having won the pistol round with a play on A, Virtus.pro got ahead 13-3 with the economic advantage, but a CZ buy from 5POWER proved affected as they were able to stop the Poles from planting on the B site.

After losing four rounds, Virtus.pro were finally able to get one more, just two away from victory, and made it to match point the following round despite ZhiHai "⁠QKA⁠" Fu getting two opening frags. A big quad-kill by Gan-Erdene "⁠dobu⁠" Batbold and a crucial shot by QKA stopped Virtus.pro from taking the B site and the first map.

Bat-Enkh "⁠kabal⁠" Batbayar then got a quad-kill of his own, with three consecutive kills in arches to keep the match going, 15-9. The Chinese-Mongolian side ground their way back round after round all the way to 14-15, a last round in which Peng "⁠xiaosaGe⁠" Song got the three first kills of the round but a late quad-kill by Paweł "⁠byali⁠" Bieliński including two molotov kills got Virtus.pro through the finish line in-extremis.

byali closed out the first map with a big clutch in the last round

5POWER won the first pistol round of the second map after successfully retaking the A site from the Virtus.pro, who had managed to plant, but it was the Poles who were able to get on the board on the following round with a successful B take on the forcebuy, tying it up 1-1.

The Chinese-Mongolian side then won a forcebuy of their own and followed it up, taking a 3-1 lead and putting the Poles on the back foot, economically. With money problems and 5POWER setting up a wall, things quickly went the way of the Chinese-Mongolian side who were able to take a large lead winning eight in a row to make it 9-1 before Virtus.pro were able to respond.

Despite giving up a couple rounds, 5POWER were able to regain control of the match to take a one-sided 12-3 into the half. Having won the second pistol round, Virtus.pro were able to start to bring it back after winning the forcebuy and first gun round. With 12-7 on the board, 5POWER were able to successfully take B and get one round closer to winning, prompting VP to take a timeout.

After that, Virtus.pro seemed reinvigorated and kept on the comeback trail all the way to a tie, 13-13. From there on out, Virtus.pro remained in control, but were unable to close out the match, which went to overtime. Starting on the CT side, Virtus.pro were able to maintain their dominance on the defending side, winning the three rounds of the half. Winning the first on the T side after a B execute, Virtus.pro were able to breathe knowing they will be in the Group A decider match.

Matchpage
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2
2nd August 2018
14
Inferno
16
15
Cache
19

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Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
351
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
374
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Mongolia Bat-Enkh 'kabal' Batbayar
Bat-Enkh 'kabal' Batbayar
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
346
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1351
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
China ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
270
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
#1
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United Kingdom iMarbot
lol rip 5Power :(
2018-08-02 08:35
#2
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn
wow vp won a match :o
2018-08-02 08:35
3 replies
#10
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Poland v1straliZZ
Wow any polish team win LAN match :O
2018-08-02 08:37
And even then by the skin of their teeth against fucking five power
2018-08-02 10:57
XDXD
2018-08-02 13:54
Gj
2018-08-02 08:36
13 2 > 15 19 OMEGALUL
2018-08-02 08:36
#8
NEO | 
Poland sedi
Back to tier1 finally !
2018-08-02 08:36
5 replies
#19
kaas | 
Netherlands ImKuru
Lmao because they beat 5power? Delusional
2018-08-02 08:53
2 replies
#23
NEO | 
Poland sedi
xd
2018-08-02 08:59
#40
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Spain N0Love
You, sir, got baited
2018-08-02 12:10
#38
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Poland Frain75
Hellraisers will beat VP. No chance.
2018-08-02 10:48
1 reply
#47
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Switzerland BlackH4ze
Well vp just won against them 2:0 :D
2018-08-02 14:57
#9
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Italy Er1cz
Lul
2018-08-02 08:36
#11
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Norway Phancy11
16-14, 19-15 against tier 9999999 china noobs, well done vp :)
2018-08-02 08:38
Just about won though....
2018-08-02 08:39
unexpected...
2018-08-02 08:41
Tier1 soon
2018-08-02 08:42
NT 5Power
2018-08-02 08:43
#17
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Indonesia Exodd
Hopefully VP can rise from their poor form, keep going old guys!
2018-08-02 08:45
Just reunite the mongolz with dobu kabal machinegun tsogoo and zilkenberg instead of playing with these subpar Chinese players
2018-08-02 08:48
#20
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Europe KappaKaako
VP Won Pog
2018-08-02 08:54
13 2 > 15 19 LUL GOD BYALI AND PAPA
2018-08-02 08:54
Slowly coming back my boyzzzz
2018-08-02 08:55
2 replies
barely winning vs a tier13 team means coming back ?
2018-08-02 08:59
1 reply
He said slowly, maybe he means very very slowly
2018-08-02 09:56
#25
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Poland Ryunar
where is pasza interview
2018-08-02 09:04
Pasha and Byali are carrying ultrahard in this event
2018-08-02 09:17
VP new top 1 after winning against tier 7 team
2018-08-02 09:17
#28
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United Kingdom cowbunga
OMG VP TOP 1 THEY WON A MATCH ON LAN
2018-08-02 09:25
Wow
2018-08-02 09:37
#30
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Brazil madmaxpc
NOT EXPECTED
2018-08-02 09:38
#32
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Denmark Xipingu
Struggling with 5POWER like that... GL vs HR lol, HR aint tier 7
2018-08-02 09:49
Unexpected
2018-08-02 09:56
If byali can carry you its T4 CS or its PUBG
2018-08-02 10:02
2 replies
xd
2018-08-02 17:35
1 reply
Good name!
2018-08-02 18:23
#36
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Poland gerald500
unexpected
2018-08-02 10:18
lol
2018-08-02 10:33
ITS COMING HOME BOYS
2018-08-02 12:17
#42
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United States Gonginator
Wow, VP almost lost to 5POWER...was kind of hoping 5POWER would be able to beat them so that they'd (Virtus Pro) become the laughing stock of the pro scene even moreso.
2018-08-02 12:55
Unexpected
2018-08-02 13:09
VP is lucky 5Power went full Cloud9 and had two guys standing in that molly on Inferno, or else I really think 5Power would've 2-0'd them. This was a super strange match lol
2018-08-02 18:37
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